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Cartons offer a special kind of editorial comment: they are ‘editorials in pictures’ (Seymour Ure, 2003: 230). Similar to editorials, newspaper cartoons tend to be a regular size and routinely located on the same page in each edition. Their presence in newspapers is relatively recent. In the eighteenth century the age of Hogarth, cartoons were typically published as prints, while during the nineteenth century magazines such as Punch provided the setting for the satirical cartoon. The first newspaper cartoonist Francis Carruthers Gould (FCG) was appointed in 1888 by the Pall Mall Gazette, but the cartoon quickly became established as an editorial format alongside the emergence of a national popular press exemplified by Harmsworth's Daily Mailin 1896. By the 1930s the Daily Mail, the Daily ...

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